Self-Discipline, Self-Motivation and Success

19 February, 2010 (11:33) | Going Back To College Online | By:

Check ListCan you really reach your goals without developing self-discipline? We, in online education, hear and talk a lot about the need for self-discipline and self-motivation to be successful in the online classroom.

I am wondering just how different that is for traditional education? Do you have to do your homework? Do you have to get up in the morning to go to class? Do you have to make time to study and complete various projects?

I believe the answer to these questions is yes, no matter what type of education you pursue. The only difference is that in the online classroom, you have to make an effort to walk to your computer instead of physically going to class. (Not a bad difference.)

Don’t Let Procrastination Win

Maybe the big difference is that in the online classroom you don’t have a teacher to verbally tell you over and over what you need to be doing, but most students know what they need to be doing, even if they choose not to do it. Procrastination is the enemy under any circumstance, whether it is work or school.

Make a Commitment

So my point here is that if you have a goal or a dream, you have to take the steps to make your dreams become reality; no one else can do it for you. There’s hardly any need to begin unless you’re going to make a commitment to succeed at anything you do. That’s my philosophy and I’m sticking to it.


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